Sturminster Newton and district
               Charity No. 1002030

    Age Concern
    North Dorset

Sturminster Newton and District Over 50s Forum


Sturminster Newton and District Over 50s Forum is an emerging independent action group for people over the age of 50 living in Sturminster Newton and the surrounding parishes. Membership of the Forum is FREE!

It has no political connections but aims to give local people the opportunity to express their views on both local and national issues in order to get their voices heard! It also provides information on local services, speakers and representatives at appropriate planning and consultation groups across Dorset.  The Forum also likes to have fun!

A planning group organises the activities of the Forum at the Exchange in Sturminster Newton. If you wish to get involved in the development of this new Forum, or find out more information, please contact Hazel Heritage via 07760 762279 or Hilary Foggo via 07891 351766.

Since the launch of the Forum on the 10th April 2010, meetings have been held at The Exchange on the themes of Safer Driving; Finance & Legal Matters; Intergenerational Issues; Life In Sturminster Newton Past & Present; Local Sturminster Newton Issues; The Good Life Information Quiz; Woofability Assistance Dogs.

Support to the Forum is provided by Dorset Fiftyplus, the association of Dorset's 14 independent fiftyplus forums.  Forums in other districts have successfully campaigned for local service changes, such as improved bus routes. Collectively, Forums have contributed to the major plans for Dorset such as the plans for Extra Care housing, Home Improvement Agencies, Care Services and Transport.

 Our aims:

  • To benefit residents over the age of 50 years living in Sturminster Newton and the surrounding parishes.
  • To promote involvement, empowerment and improvement of quality of life.
  • To provide a regular open forum to consider issues of UK and discuss what can be done about them.
  • To present the collective views of the membership to influence decision makers.
  • To provide current information from local and national service providers.
  • To encourage social contact through the forum.